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Explore research sponsored by OPRE's Division of Family Strengthening in fiscal year 2020 related to strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, supporting youth in their transition to adulthood, and preventing family violence.

OPRE 2018 in Review

December 31, 2018

Some highlights of our work from 2018 include...

    Will you be at APPAM's Fall Research Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park next week? Be sure to attend the sessions featuring OPRE sponsored research.

    In the fall of 2016, OPRE brought together a diverse group of participants from federal agencies, research firms, foundations, and academia to discuss alternatives to randomized controlled trials and their assumptions, trade-offs, benefits, and challenges.

    There is growing emphasis placed on evidence-based interventions, and opportunities to make programmatic decisions based on evidence reflect progress in promoting positive outcomes. However, some populations (e.g., ethnic and cultural minority communities, marginalized groups) may be left behind in efforts to build evidence, if they are more difficult to study. Over time, as evidence builds for the populations...

    OPRE Research and Evaluation in 2017.

    ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 19 - November 9, 2017

    The Latest from the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation
    November 9, 2017

    Featured items in this issue: ...

    ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 8 - May 4, 2017

    Evaluation of Subsidized Employment for Disconnected Youth in NYC & New Reports from a Grantee
    May 4, 2017

    Featured items in this issue...

    Policymakers and practitioners have a growing interest in answering questions beyond simply “does a program work?” They are also interested in learning how programs work. Mediation analysis is one tool that researchers can use to identify elements of an intervention that do, or do not, lead to improved participant outcomes. Researchers can use the results of a mediation analysis to build knowledge to improve programs...

    Policymakers are increasingly interested in using administrative data to address policy-relevant research questions. While researchers generally prefer individual-level administrative data in order to provide maximum flexibility to their analyses, it can be both difficult and costly to obtain. When individual-level data are not available or are too difficult or costly, aggregate administrative data can address many policy-relevant research questions...